Migration and Home Affairs

Public Consultations

Monday, 21 December, 2009
Consultation on the Evaluation of the Application of the Directive 2006/24/EC (Data Retention)

Policy field(s)

Freedom, Justice and Security - Police cooperation – information exchange – telecommunication – internal market

Target group(s)

Law enforcement authorities – data protection authorities – telecommunication service providers and network operators – civil society – European Parliament

Period of consultation

From 30.09.2009 to 21.12.2009

Objective of the consultation

To evaluate the application of the Data Retention Directive by Member States further to Article 14 of that Directive requires that the Commission carries out an evaluation that should also include the impact of the Directive on economic operators and consumers, taking into account further developments in electronic communications technology and statistics that Member States provided.

How to submit your contribution

The Commission drafted together with the expert group "the platform on electronic Data Retention" that was established by Commission Decision 2008/234/EC of 18 March 2008, a comprehensive Questionnaire for the attention of all relevant stakeholder groups: Member states, the European Pariament and Civil Society, Data Protection Authorities and Industry. The questionnaire was presented to Member States on 10 September 2009 that undertook to comment until 21 September. It was sent to the relevant stakeholders on adopted on 30 September 2009, with the request to provide their contribution until 21 December 2009.

View the questionnaire

Reference documents and other, related consultations

Contact details

Responsible service: DG JLS F3

E-mail: JLS-DATRET@ec.europa.eu

Postal address:
European Commission
Directorate-General for Justice, Freedom and Security
46, rue Luxembourg,
B - 1049 Brussels

Number of responses received to this consultation

+/- 70 - some responses sent in by Member States include the responses of a number of authorities, including sometimes data protection, and of a smaller or larger number of national telecommunication service or network operators.

View the contributions

In the interests of transparency, organisations have been invited to provide the public with relevant information about themselves by registering in the Interest Representative Register and subscribing to its Code of Conduct. If the organisation is not registered, the submission is published separately from the registered organisations.

Member States

Data Protection Authorities

Industry - Private Sector

Fundamental Rights Advocacy

Results of consultation and next steps

The results of the consultation will be included in the Communication that the Commission will adopt on 15 September 2010